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EU announces call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities

17 February 2020
The European Commission has published a call for proposals for partnerships for sustainable cities. The objective is to promote integrated urban development through partnerships between local authorities in the EU Member States and the partner countries. The submission deadline is 27 March 2020, 12…
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EU4Energy: Discussions on Energy Efficiency Action Plan in Azerbaijan

31 January 2020
On 29 January 2020, the second meeting of the Inter-Ministerial Working Group (IMWG) on the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan (NEEAP) was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. During the meeting, the EU4Energy team presented the first draft of the NEEAP, including a prioritised list of actions for the…

EU and Energy Community help to increase knowledge on energy-related topics

22 January 2020
On 20 January, the Energy Community announced the call for applications for the fifth annual Energy Community Summer School. The summer school offers participants the opportunity to understand the science, policy and regulation of energy markets in transition, as well as the challenges behind…
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Azerbaijan takes over rotating chair of Energy Charter Conference

09 January 2020
On 1 January, Azerbaijan assumed the Chairmanship of the Energy Charter Conference for 2020 with Parviz Shahbazov, the country's Minister of Energy taking over as Chair. Rotating on an annual basis, the Conference is the highest decision-making body of the Energy Charter process.  Priorities…
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EU4Energy: Green for Growth Fund marks 10 year anniversary

06 January 2020
The Green for Growth Fund (GGF) is celebrating ten years of working to advance climate finance in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, the Middle East, and North Africa. The Fund was one of the first specialised vehicles to invest in renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in these regions and…
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EU4Energy: clim@ competition is back to recognise new green energy initiatives

19 December 2019
Supported by the European Commission under the EU4Energy Initiative, the Green for Growth Fund (GGF) has launched the ‘clim@’ competition for the second year running. The competition will recognise innovative ideas to help fight climate change and protect the environment. Businesses and…
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Azerbaijan participates in Energy Community Regulatory Board meeting

05 December 2019
On 4 December, the Energy Community Regulatory Board (ECRB) held a meeting in Athens, Greece to discuss the work programme for 2020. During the meeting, the ECBR welcomed the involvement of the Azerbaijan Energy Regulatory Agency, which took part in plenary discussions for the first time. Among…
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Azerbaijan joins Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership

25 November 2019
Azerbaijan has further strengthened its cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) by joining Eastern Europe Energy Efficiency and Environment Partnership (E5P). Azerbaijan’s first E5P contribution of USD $2 million means that the country is now eligible to receive…

European Investment Bank allocates €7 billion for communications, renewable energy and innovation

18 November 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support new investments across Europe and around the world with €6.9 billion to improve communications, renewable energy, sustainable transport, social housing and education infrastructure. The EIB Board of Directors also approved a new energy lending policy…

Green light for negotiations on modernising the Energy Charter Treaty

11 November 2019
On 6 November, the highest decision-making body of the International Energy Charter – the Energy Charter Conference – approved a mandate, procedural issues and a timeline for negotiations on the modernisation of the Energy Charter Treaty. According to the decision, the conference establishes and…